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July 2020: CODE reports that the Southwark resturant is expanding downstairs into the Native space, to add 40 more seats and an outdoor terrace.

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'Proper' Algarvian cuisine - the grilled, piri-piri seasoned 'chicken frango' familiar to many who holiday in Portugal - has arrived at London Bridge, along with regional charcuterie, octopus rice and pasteis de nata, plus natural Portuguese wines. The first floor dining space is a destination in itself, with vaulted ceilings, huge windows and a skylight. Arcade Food Theatre at the bottom of the Centrepoint tower has a sibling stall, called Casita do Frango.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“I would never have imagined chicken ’n’ chips could be so delicious! It’s like being on a mini holiday!” – the original, “über-busy” SE1 branch of this growing chain of “posh Nandos” is a smash hit. “The yummy food, the fabulous greenery, the buzzy atmosphere, the extensive vinho verde wine list. Who’d have thought such a gem would be found under a grubby railway arch in South London!” Expanding under owners MJMK (who also own Lisboeta and Kol), the group has a less-high-profile Shoreditch spin-off; and is also set to open in 2023 in Victoria, on the site last occupied by Hai Cenato (RIP). Top Tips – don’t just stick to the peri-peri chicken – look out for the African rice, chorizo and other menu options. Also, at SE1 “there is a downstairs, but try to eat upstairs in the lovely loft-style space, with plenty of light and enough plants to require a full time gardener!”

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Nando’s eat your heart out”, say fans of the “real” Portuguese peri-peri grilled chicken “and very tasty sides” at this “fun if busy, busy, busy” (to the point of being “overwhelming”) duo near Borough Market and Shoreditch (of which the former is by far the most commented-on). It’s backed by MJMK (who also run Kol, Lisbetoa et al) and a first central London branch seating 200 is set to open in 2022 in Mayfair’s Heddon Street.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “buzzy” yearling serves “tasty Portuguese tapas” and “grilled chicken, done to perfection” in the Algarve style, over charcoal with piri-piri seasoning. “Don’t eat too much – the desserts are delicious as well”, led by pastel de nata and a thick chocolate mousse. The Green Room is a ‘secret’ cocktail bar, and there’s now a second branch with a large terrace between Great Eastern Street and Commercial Street in Shoreditch.

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“Grilled chicken is the centrepiece” (frango means chicken in Portuguese) and is done in three different ways: peri peri, lemon, and garlic-and-oregano – at this “buzzing”, airy and artfully converted two-year-old, not far from Borough Market. “Sides, salads and especially the custard tarts are of a very high standard too, and service, like the room, is bright and cheery”. A sibling stall is now open in Centre Point’s Arcade Food Theatre, see also.

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Casa do Frango Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Casa do Frango Restaurant in SE1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Casa do Frango restaurant.
Matthew C
Simple and so good...
Reviewed 4 months, 21 days ago

"Simple and so good"

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Simone S
Saturday early evening starting to get busy...
Reviewed 7 months, 11 days ago

"Saturday early evening starting to get busy but not rammed! Interesting to be people watching. Though seated in the ground floor dining room by the window was a bit like being in a goldfish tank! The sharing plates were generous, the sauces do make them…good way to eat cabbage! Grilled chicken, what’s not to like with a side of fries. Service friendly. "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£7.00 £10.00 £5.00 £4.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £23.00
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑10 pm

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